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  •  Much earlier origin than Rove (0+ / 0-)

    According to Wiki, it comes from Mayor Richard Daley of Chicago.  He's credited with holding back Chicago results in 1960 Presidential until all the precincts from southern Illinois had reported.  Thus giving the state, and legend says, the election to JFK over Nixon.  Though it's also said that JFK would have won with or without Illinois, making that story a bit of a red herring.  Came up on Steven Colbert show the other night when JFK was on talking about Ohio '04.

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